The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club are sure to give a captivating performance, with a heart-warming mix of the traditional and the contemporary, of songs and of tunes.
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Claire Patti is a versatile and passionate musician who has carved herself a career as a choral director, performer, arranger and educator. She will perform in concert with her harp and run the combined choir.
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Performers for 2020 include Luke Plumb both as a performer and leading workshops. The full program will be available soon.
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Last year Fiona Ross delighted audiences with song, this year she cannot make the festival but will be in town for a pre-festival event, stay tuned!
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Performers for 2020 include The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Claire Patti, Peter and Maree Daffy, Jim Green & more... The full program will be available soon.
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Next gen musos and bands that bring the house down. Jordy and Co. are festival favourites, and always up for sessions.
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Friday night's sumptuous and entertaining Gala Dinner is a festival favourite. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.
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The Festival Gala Dinner is a popular festival event, delicious and entertaining... including the piping in of the haggis!
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Merran Moir is back in 2020 as a performer and workshop leader. She's pictured here with The Likely Celts, who we hope to see return. TBC. Merran also runs instrumental workshops.
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The Twa Bards specialise in Burns' songs, poems and stories, be sure to come along Sunday morning at The Burns Statue!
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It's a lot about kilts, tunes, songs and stories, pipes, dancing, haggis, shortbread, whisky and sessions... the festival with a tartan heart.
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Pictured here are Wadipadi; an incredible array of pipe and drum players. All ages, inspired and led by Donald Blair, Merran & Peter Moir and Dr. John Menzies. We hope they return for the festival in 2020. TBC.
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The festival is auspiced by Tuniversal Music Group Inc. This talented local community music group is run by Peter Daffy. They have been festival regulars and we hope they can return for the festival in 2020. TBC.
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Events include a baking workshop, whisky tasting and a shortbread competition! Along with the Gala Dinner there's plenty of temptation for your taste buds.
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A Theatre Royal grand finale concert on Sunday afternoon is very popular. The Warrnambool Pipe Band opens the event tattoo style. The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club will feature.
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2021 Robert Burns Camperdown Festival 2-3-4 July Save The Date!

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The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria.

Family Festival Fun, Kilt Optional!

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Last year our festival became a virtual event, this has given us new ways of celebrating and connecting both locally and afar. Many thanks to everyone who participated, commented and subscribed! You can still view the 2020 content as a taster for 2021.

We are ever mindful of the impact of the Covid-19 Virus and will be arranging live and virtual content for 2021, with careful venue selection that can be responsive to the latest restrictions and advice. Tickets / venue will be limited.

Most artists that were booked for 2020 will be able to be in our 2021 live line-up. Ticketing and program details will be available soon.

Our connection to Scotland – providing invaluable inspiration, support and resources;

Robert Burns World Federation
www.rbwf.org.uk/

2020 Virtual Fest In Review

Enjoy the collection of youtubes and facebook videos that gave us a vibration, virtual 2019! 

Wed-Thur-Fri Instrumental Workshops (Pre-fest Music School)

Book to join in workshops. Hone your skills, meet other players and learn from the best. There's a student showcase finale Friday night. Book for workshops and be eligible for a weekend pass discount.​

Fri-Sat-Sun Concerts, Sessions, Competitions & Activities

Experience a wide range of concerts, sessions, competitions & activities make this great value. Grab a weekend pass to support the event and to access all activities (excluding gala dinner and workshops).

Festival Gala Dinner, limited seats. Tickets TBA.

Celebrate the opening of the festival in style with great entertainment and a 3 course dinner, including the piping in of the haggis. Bookings essential as numbers limited. Separate ticket to weekend pass.

Sat-Sun Markets & Clock Tower Visits

Under the elms, the avenue is the perfect place to enjoy market stalls and enjoy music and dance demonstrations. To run a stall call Chris: 0428 346 165.

Market stalls, music and heritage stalls will activate the beautiful elm avenue.

Highland Dancing Demonstrations

The highland fling is a must of course! Beautiful, skilled demonstrations by dance troupes. Get your tartan heart dancing. Pick up some new moves!

There will be kilts and dancing!

Welcome to Country, Heritage Links

Celebrating first nation beginnings. Building our future, respecting our past. The festival is during NAIDOC week and we seek inspiration from this heritage.

Events TBA to acknowledge and celebrate our first nation heritage in Camperdown Victoria.

Saturday Lecture Series ~ Killara Centre, 4 Speakers

This popular series is entertaining, enlightening and invites discussion. A $20 ticket covers 4 lectures. Topics are listed on our Lecture Series page.

Fundraiser Events - Movie Night, Pre-Concerts

Movie Night? The festival committee hopes to work with Camperdown Film Soc. on this. Possibly a Fiona Ross event? TBA, stay tuned for updates.

Sing! You can join The Burns Festival Community Choir

For the first time a massed choir supported by local community choirs, part of Claire Patti's Vocal Workshop. Performance on Friday Night.

Kids Events & School Program, prior and during the Festival.

School art competitions (with age categories) and a festival exhibition. Invited performers will run school events. Storytelling​ at the Library. Scottish sports events may run. TBC.

Whisky Tastings, Baking Workshop & Shortbread Comp!

The shortbread baking competition is on again, so to the tasting of fine whiskys; sure to improve your Scottish accent! The popular baking workshop is on Wednesday at 10am.

Robert Burns Statue Council Foyer & Sunday Concert

Sunday Morning Concert 10am at the Robert Burns Statue, hear the Bard's songs, poems and stories. Visit the statue on any day. Read about our local connections to Scotland.

Saturday 11am Golf Tournament

Get into the swing of it! Robbie Burns Golf Ambrose Mixed Event at Camperdown Golf Club. This enthusiastic competition is open to all. Who will win the shield? For more details contact the club.

Sunday Theatre Royal Finale Concert

A grand finale featuring a selection of performances by community groups and headline acts. The Warrnambool Pipe Band opens the event tattoo style. Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club to feature.

Bagpipe, Pipe, Drum & Band Competitions

The weekend also features the opportunity for pipers, drummers and bands to demonstrate their skills in events and to take part in specific workshops. Detailed program available soon.

Masonic Hall

Visit this iconic building, it will be open to visitors from 10 - 2 on both Saturday & Sunday.

A wonderfull, rare opportunity to see this unusual and beautiful hall. A space that has made and supported community growth.

Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre will be open 10 - 2, Saturday & Sunday. Learn about our amazing Scottish Heritage


Displays of both First Nation, Scottish Settlers & Local  heritage. Meet local centre volunteers, explore photographs and artefacts.

Volunteer

If you would like to be a festival volunteer please contact our coordinator: 0407 056 126

It’s easy to get involved, be a volunteer and have even more amazing conversations! It’s fun and action packed.

Support our local sponsors;

Special thanks to our main sponsors: Corangamite Shire Council & Cobden & Districts Community Bank Branch & Camperdown Branch Bendigo Bank. Tuniversal Music Group Inc. auspices the event.